CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 22, 2023
Updated: Oct 30, 2023


CVE-2021-46897, also known as CWE-22, is a vulnerability found in Wagtail CRX CodeRed Extensions (formerly CodeRed CMS or coderedcms) before version 0.22.3. This vulnerability allows for upward path traversal when serving protected media through the file. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.5 according to The potential danger it poses to an organization is classified as HIGH in terms of confidentiality impact, but there is no integrity impact or availability impact identified. The privileges required for exploitation are rated as LOW, and there is no user interaction necessary for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability. The attack vector is through the network, and the attack complexity is considered LOW. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should update their Wagtail CRX CodeRed Extensions to version 0.22.3 or newer to prevent path traversal attacks and secure their protected media files.

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